The Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism provides qualified journalists with the opportunity to improve their understanding and knowledge of business, economics, finance, and technology, as well as gain a strong understanding of the business of journalism itself, in a yearlong, full-time program administered by the Journalism School.
Fellows typically take courses at Columbia’s graduate schools of journalism, business, law, and international affairs; attend off-the-record seminars with media, corporate, and technology practitioners; and meet weekly with media CEOs, top editors, and journalism entrepreneurs, leveraging Columbia’s access to New York’s media, business, and technology ecosystem.
It is the most comprehensive and rigorous business journalism fellowship in the world in terms of scope and depth. Eligible Knight-Bagehot fellows (those with a B.A. from an accredited college) may also apply for a Master of Arts degree in journalism at the end of their year if they choose to complete the required course work.
- Type: Fellowship
- Organisation: Columbia University
- Country to study: United States
- School to study: Columbia University
- Course to study: Not specified
- Gender: Men and Women
- Application Deadline: January 31, 2023
About the Columbia University
Columbia University is one of the world’s most important research institutions, as well as a unique and distinguished learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students in a wide range of scholarly and professional fields.
The University recognizes the significance of its New York City location and strives to connect its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis.
It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty, staff, and student body, to support global research and teaching, and to establish academic relationships with many countries and regions.
It expects all areas of the University to advance knowledge and learning to the highest level possible and to communicate the results of their efforts to the rest of the world.
Each Fellow receives free tuition as well as a stipend to help with living expenses and healthcare in New York City. Each fellow is expected to receive a stipend of $60,000 for the academic year 2023-2024. There is housing available in a Columbia-affiliated facility.
- Full-time editorial employees of newspapers, magazines, wire services, digital media, television and radio news organizations, as well as freelance journalists from anywhere in the world, are eligible for the fellowship.
- Applicants must have at least four years of experience in business/economics/finance journalism.
- There are no academic prerequisites for applying, and applicants’ work affiliation is not a major factor in the selection process.
- While the majority of fellows are typically from the United States, we specifically seek candidates who can help deliver better business journalism in all parts of the world through multimedia formats.
Documents Required for Application
You will need to submit the following items:
- $100 application fee
- A professional resume
- An autobiographical essay of no more than 1,000 words
- A “Why Knight-Bagehot” essay of no more than 500 words
- Five original samples of work
- College or university transcript(s)
- Three letters of reference
How to apply
For more details, visit Columbia University website.
January 31, 2023
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